Killifish Survive Polluted Waters Thanks to Genes from Another Fish
Killifish Survive Polluted Waters Thanks to Genes from Another Fish
Gulf killifish have made a stunning comeback in Houston with the help of genetic mutations imported from interspecies mating with Atlantic killifish.
Killifish Survive Polluted Waters Thanks to Genes from Another Fish
Killifish Survive Polluted Waters Thanks to Genes from Another Fish

Gulf killifish have made a stunning comeback in Houston with the help of genetic mutations imported from interspecies mating with Atlantic killifish.

Gulf killifish have made a stunning comeback in Houston with the help of genetic mutations imported from interspecies mating with Atlantic killifish.

water pollution
Image of the Day: Eroded Coral
Image of the Day: Eroded Coral
Chia-Yi Hou | Apr 11, 2019
Coral reefs near Maui, Hawaii, show signs of erosion due to excess nutrients from wastewater.
Ibuprofen’s Effects Found in Offspring of Exposed Mosquitoes
Ibuprofen’s Effects Found in Offspring of Exposed Mosquitoes
Carolyn Wilke | Oct 1, 2018
Results of a study suggest that toxicologists should look further than exposed individuals for contaminant effects.
Image of the Day: Sea Swirl
Image of the Day: Sea Swirl
Sukanya Charuchandra | Sep 27, 2018
Manta rays have a unique filtration system that inspires the development of novel water filtering technology.
Deepwater Coral Reefs Unlikely to Welcome Shallow-Water Animals
Deepwater Coral Reefs Unlikely to Welcome Shallow-Water Animals
Sukanya Charuchandra | Jul 20, 2018
Historically thought to be a refuge for coral growing in the shallows, coral reefs from oceanic depths face similar threats, finds a new study.
Image of the Day: A Good Egg
Image of the Day: A Good Egg
Sukanya Charuchandra | Jul 18, 2018
Osprey numbers are recovering after a drop in contaminants in the Delaware Estuary.
Telomere Length and Childhood Stress Don’t Always Correlate
Telomere Length and Childhood Stress Don’t Always Correlate
Katarina Zimmer | Nov 17, 2017
Shorter telomere length is widely considered a manifestation of stress in young children, but the results of a new study find it’s more complicated than that.  
Plastic Pollutants Can Harm Fish
Plastic Pollutants Can Harm Fish
Tracy Vence | Jun 6, 2016
European perch larvae exposed to environmentally relevant concentrations of polystyrene particles preferred to eat the microplastics in place of prey, according to a study.
Drugging the Environment
Drugging the Environment
Megan Scudellari | Aug 1, 2015
Humans have spiked ecosystems with a flood of active pharmaceuticals. The drugs are feminizing male fish, confusing birds, and worrying scientists.
An Ocean of Plastic
An Ocean of Plastic
Jef Akst | Dec 15, 2014
A new study surveys the extent of the plastic problem in the world’s oceans, estimating more than 5 trillion pieces weighing nearly 250,000 tons.